What's On

Summer 2020

Social Distancing - Online Activities

While the social distancing measures to combat Covid-19 are commonplace globally, Stopgap Dance Company are doing all we can to make our programme available online. Below are all the things you can get involved in during this difficult period. 

The times are hard for all of us, so we are offering these free of charge. If you would like to donate, please click here.

Dance on Film - Archive productions

We are rereleasing dance films of Artificial Things and Chris et Lucy for you to watch on Facebook and YouTube.

The Watch Party for Artificial Things with live commentary took place on 18 May at 8pm (UK time) on YouTube. Join our Artistic Director Lucy Bennett, dancer David Toole OBE and arts writer Amber Massie-Blomfield to find out some behind the scenes stories and interesting facts. You will need to switch on Chat Replay as displayed on the top right corner of your screen.

The audio described version as supplied by Rationale Method is also on YouTube.

More info on release date of Chris et Lucy will be announced at the end of this month.

Online professional classes

Our artists will be offering these on Zoom or Facebook Live. For our Zoom classes, please register on the links below. For our Facebook Live classes, please request to join the group on our Facebook Group. The times are hard for all of us, so we are offering these free of charge. If you would like to donate, please click here. All listed times are UK time.

To make our Zoom sessions more accessible to everyone, we are doing a weekly registration form - giving you access to the entire weeks worth of classes. Just click on the links below!

Tuesday 27th May 2020 - Facebook Live
10.00 - 10:45 - Fitness with Jannick Moth
11:00 - 11:45 am - Company Class with Amy Butler

Wednesday 28th May 2020 - Zoom
10:00 - 10:45 am - Fitness with Jannick Moth
11:00 - 11:45 am - Company Class with Amy Butler

To register, click here.

Thursday 29th May 2020 - Facebook Live
10:00 - 10:45 am - Fitness with Tomas Young
11:00 - 11:45 am - Company Class with Amy Butler

Online youth dance sessions

Stopgap’s youth classes are suspended until further notice, but we have taken classes online. Members can access these by joining our Facebook group. Cherie, Nicky and Millie will be taking it in turns to lead sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2-2.30pm. Lets get dancing!

The times are hard for all of us, so we are offering these free of charge. If you would like to donate, please click here.

North Star Workshops - date TBC

How do we use our inner compass to identify and move towards what we find truly satisfying, exciting and enlivening in times of uncertainty?

An online professional development workshop hosted by Stopgap Dance Company for dancers and movers looking to navigate towards clarifying our direction, goals and practice.

Workshop facilitator Tom Goodwin (currently Stopgap Dance Company’s Assistant Artistic Director maternity cover) is a dancer and teacher, developing and delivering movement workshops and classes for a variety of contexts such professional open class, company class for companies like Scottish Dance Theatre, or training workshops for institutions like Codarts. He has worked with artists such as Rosemary Lee, Charlotte Spencer, Yuval Pick and Charlie Morrissey.
North Star has previously taken place at Wainsgate Dances, SIB Dance Lab Norway, Greenwich Dance and Codarts in Rotterdam.

Times are hard for all of us, so we are offering these classes free of charge. If you are able to donate, please visit our fundraising page. Thank you.

To register your interest in a future North Star Workshop, please click here.

Online teacher training sessions - Seedbed

We are trialling some teacher training courses online through Zoom! All listes times are Greenwich Mean Time (UK time). 

The times are hard for all of us, so we are offering these free of charge. If you would like to donate, please click here.

More dates to be announced soon.

Suspended programmes:


Six striking dancers collide in an uplifting dance riot set to an exclusive art rock soundtrack by Hannah Miller of Moulettes. In this quirky new dance piece, watch playful observations of the yesteryears explode into a punkish celebration of individuality and difference.

More dates to be announced...

Inclusive Teacher Training 

Seedbed is here! Our new inclusive dance teacher training programme offering dance teachers a detailed, progressive and practical approach to teaching inclusively. It is led by experts from within Stopgap and from the wider inclusive dance industry.

The programme is also a pathway to becoming an IRIS syllabus teacher, nurturing the disabled dancers of tomorrow.

Find out more about Seedbed here...

Visit our youtube channel to access our online dance classes and especialy made dance films 

Youth Companies

Our Youth Companies sessions are ongoing, and they are open to enthusiastic dancers during term time. Click here for more information.